In 1886 Austin, a desperate Delana Wyatt quietly asks for
help from Texas Ranger Sergeant Blu Cahill. She explains
that she needs a safe escort so that she can leave town
before her stepfather Henry Lawton marries her off to
geriatric Cyrus Townsend. Though he wonders if he wears a
sandwich sign advertising "Easy Mark for the Helpless", Blu
decides he can use the feisty female when he goes
undercover while accomplishing her goal.
They pose as a married couple and journey to Brownwood
where Blu plans to learn who is rustling cattle by cutting
wire. As they live in close proximity they fall in love
over her stove, but not only is he on assignment and
pledged to also protect her, but he has a past that he must
let go of if he is to attain a future with his beloved.
This is an entertaining often amusing Texas Ranger
romance. The lead couple is an adorable pair though the
intrepid heroine acts more like an anachronism with her
independent nature and her willingness to escape her
planned future via a stranger. Fans of western romance
will hunger for more Holly Hart historicals like this tale
and her Apache novels.